News archive January 2014

28th January 2014

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Typhoons Hit Nevada

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This is the cockpit of the upgraded B-1B “Bone” bomber

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Extremely rare: U.S. Navy plane lands on snow-covered aircraft carrier’s flight deck

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Arkansas Air National Guard’s A-10s fly last 4-ship before transitioning to drones

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Iraq to get 24 AH-64E Apache gunships in a deal worth 4.8 billion USD

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Missing Man Flyover Arlington National Cemetery as seen from an F-15E Strike Eagle

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U-2 spyplane pilot wannabe? Be prepared to drive sport cars at top speeds

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The astounding statistics of the Japanese Air Defense

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Raytheon to proceed with US Navy jammer contract

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Airbus Helicopters cap difficult year with EC175 certification

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BAE secures £100m Typhoon support extension

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USAF reveals plan to replace JSTARS with business jets by 2022

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New Zealand signs T-6C trainer deal

UAE raises possible deal for “Block 61” F-16

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UK reveals repair bill after Afghan hailstorm

RAF takes delivery of first three Chinook HC6s

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F-35 fighter ‘hit by software and reliability problems’

America’s UK bases way past their sell-by date

Airbus A400M On Final Approach!

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Dassault Aviation: Rafale Further Improves Its Versatility

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Boeing Starts Assembly of Final KC-46A Test Aircraft

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Israel Air Force Prepares for Future Battlefield

340 Squadron – 60 years by Ioannis Lekkas

Free RAF Photography Exhibition
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20th January 2014

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Congress Continues Support of UH-72A Lakota Helicopter

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[Video] Exercise Blue Flag in Israel (as seen from the cockpit of a Greek F-16)

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[Photo] U.S. F/A-18E Hornet operates from French Aircraft Carrier

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Early F-117 stealth jets used unusual black colored drag chutes

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Experience the thrills of flying backseat in the RAF’s Typhoon jet

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German Tornado attack plane crashes. Pilot rescued from tree branches

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Not very stealthy: first image of F-35C carrying full load of weapons (externally)

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Morocco to acquire surplus French Harfangs

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Despite reports, Sikorsky CRH contract is not done deal

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IN FOCUS: UK to retain remotely-piloted advantage, RAF says

Boeing assembles final KC-46A test aircraft

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Bolivia to Buy Six Super Puma AS332 C1e Helicopters

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World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos: Eurofighter to Secure Airspace

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16th January 2014

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Thales to join SAF Group at shared helicopter training facility

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Spanish Ministry of Defense Becomes the World’s Leading Operator of the Airbus Helicopters EC135 Helicopter for military use

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Russian Helicopters boosts transport infrastructure in Russia Far East

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Scandal in the Russian VIP transport unit: 70 pilots flying illegally

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Unclear future for UK UAVs

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Marshall ADG wins Dutch C-130 support work

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RAF ready for Reaper fleet boost, confirms expeditionary plan

China confirms test of “hypersonic missile delivery vehicle”

US spending bill would trim US military procurement in fiscal year 2014

USA outlines $2.4 billion Singapore F-16 upgrade

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US to sell Israel six Osprey military aircraft

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V-22B Block C Aircraft and Support Package for Israel

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Singapore Plans F-16 Block 52 Upgrade

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US Army Aviation Flying Smarter Into Fiscal Squeeze

Eurofighter begins Taurus trials
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14th January 2014

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Varadkar launches new S92 Search & Rescue Helicopter for Dublin region

New Station Commander at RAF Akrotiri

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No 2 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment

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Man charged with attempting to send tech data on the F-35 to Iran

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U.S. to deploy 12 F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to Japan

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Another Stunning Selfie: French Rafale fighter pilot

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Marine infantry officer students conduct 1,100-mile raid with MV-22 Ospreys

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AMGH signs for 20 Bell 206L-4 helicopters

US Army orders more BAE missile warning systems

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C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

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Omnibus Bill Funds Combat Rescue Helicopter

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13th January 2014

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Here’s the video of the B-52 bomber flying without its fin

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Hellenic Air Force Fires S-300 Air Defense System for the first time

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50 years ago a B-52 lost its tail over New Mexico. But managed to land

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Argentina seeks Kfir deal with Israel

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Lockheed moves forward with Finland’s JASSM integration

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Boeing’s Challenger-based maritime surveillance aircraft nears first flight

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France approves latest Rafale upgrade plan

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Lockheed gets fresh JASSM orders from USAF

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11th January 2014

Commemorating 25 years of saving lives

Air Force Week in Photos

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Iraqi Air Force Combat Caravan planes Bomb Al-Qaeda Bases in Fallujah

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Sikorsky wins $500m US Navy helicopter deal

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First Combat Deployable F-22s Arrive At Tyndall Air Force Base

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Northrop, Navy Complete Nine Flights of Triton Unmanned Aircraft System

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France To Upgrade Rafale Arms, Electronics

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A-12 Litigation May Be Coming to an End

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9th January 2014

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Welcome on board: Airbus Helicopters takes off!

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B-Roll of Navy Aircraft being departing and landing on a U.S. aircraft carrier

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Low Level Flying with the Legendary SAAB J-37 Viggen in Sweden

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PICTURES: China pushes ahead with military helicopter programmes

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PICTURE: USAF returns fire-damaged B-2 to service

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B-52 upgrade to increase smart-weapons capacity

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Beechcraft Sale Increases Textron’s Scope

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8th January 2014

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Exercise Rampant Fox

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Enjoy a Guided Tour Inside the E-4B NAOC Doomsday Plane

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Era Group expands its Sikorsky helicopter fleet

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Indonesia eyes F-5E replacement options

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7th January 2014

12 days of Christmas and 27 missions for the Navy’s Search and Rescue fliers

New Air Ambulance For Wiltshire

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Modernized S-61T Helicopter Launches First Flight

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Sikorsky Delivers First Fully Configured S-76D Aircraft to Bristow Group for Offshore Oil Service

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Iraqi Army Special Ops Force Recruitment video feat. Mi-25 Gunship helicopters

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Iran’s mysterious military plane crashes that amount to “mass purges”

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Shocking footage shows plane crashing into the ground in Iceland

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US Coast Guard to acquire USAF’s remaining C-27J Spartans

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Canada progresses fixed-wing SAR procurement

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6th January 2014

Rescue squadron deactivates at Camp Bastion

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Watch this: amazing Post-Cold War low pass compilation

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain perfoms one of the lowest and craziest flybys ever

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Fighter jet flies with 3D printed parts

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4th January 2014

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Ka-32A11BC rescues passengers from Akademik Shokalskiy ship trapped in Antarctic sea ice

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How two F-14 Tomcats shot down two Gaddafi’s MiG-23s, 25 years ago today

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Eighteen F-4E Phantom aircraft stage Elephant Walk in South Korea

Canada continues CH-148 deliveries with Sikorsky deal

Additional A-10 retirements on hold until at least end of year

AgustaWestland plays down Yeovil mass job cut fears

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An-124 nears production revival

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Netherlands details F-35 transition plan

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RAF Church Fenton Goes Quietly

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Trouble for the Twin-Engine Giants?

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3rd January 2013

Bagram Airmen get call from AF top leader to ring in new year

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A scene never to be repeated again: a sky filled with black stealth fighter jets

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A-10, C-130 and F-16 aircraft under snowstorm at Bagram airfield, Afghanistan

AgustaWestland braces for India AW101 showdown

AgustaWestland confident on AW101 despite looming production gap

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India Opts Not to Blacklist AgustaWestland

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2nd January 2014

Remote-controlled jump jet – Navy handlers test kit which will move F35 on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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Airbus A400M tactical airlifter makes combat debut in Mali

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Heavy Metal: last missions of the AC-130H Spectre gunship over Afghanistan

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India Scraps AgustaWestland Helo Deal Over Bribe Claims

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1st January 2014

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Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter enters into service with the Russian Defence Ministry

Airlift operations complete in Central African Republic

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This photo of AH-64 Apache helicopter salvoing flares in the dark is one of the best of 2013

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Inverted over the enemy: Mirage 2000 intercepts F-16 upside down

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Impressive: F/A-18 Hornet jets recovering on aircraft carrier in bad weather

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There is an Air War still going on in Syria

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Peru-Russia MI-171 helicopter deal finalised

UK tightens security around drone bases

AF project seeks communications relays

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India Awards $1B Contract for 6 More C-130Js